One more sleep till “Blink” is available worldwide on all streaming platforms! In the meantime a HUGE thank you to Americana UK for the lovely review and the exclusive premiere of the song and video!
Michel and Barbara’s moVirtual House Concert with Jeff Eager and Tania Joy
April 25, 2021 8 PM – 9 PM ET
Each of us will perform 3 songs, and there is a tip jar which will be shared amongst the performers. Read more about the lineup below, and click here to sign up for the Zoom code: https://forms.gle/8aGDHhSnfT1b6KdQ9
Our Host: MICHEL NERAY
is 1/5th of Jacques Russell Trio. JRT is always a bunch of fun, with eclectic mix of blues, jump blues, trucker blues, jazz and pop, and some quirky originals thrown in for good measure. As a solo artist, he writes singer-songwriter songs full of angst, emotional conflict, evocative imagery, and all kinds of good things.
Jeff has performed on stage with rock icon Lenny Kravitz, accompanied The Voice France winner Yoann Freejay on tour, and worked with Canadian stars like Jully Black and Arkells. He’s toured the continent from Hollywood to Halifax, and did a European tour opening for Rick Astley. He’s also performed his original music at the TD Jazz Festival, Burlington Sound of Music Festival. Versatile through soul, rock, jazz, pop, funk and more… he’s one of Toronto’s most dynamic musicians.
This is the unreleased demo video for ‘Blink’. Guitar and vocals were recorded in a dorm room circa 2015, and producer Allister Bradley took those tracks away and worked his magic on them.
Fast forward to 2018 – I’d never made a music video before, and thought it might be fun to give it a go with the demo recording, and videographer Luke Camozzi. We shot two different versions in a friend’s Heritage home in downtown Uxbridge, and this version was done in one seamless take at the end of a long shoot day! If you haven’t seen the original demo video you can check it out here.
The official release of ‘Blink’ is coming 04.29.21 on all streaming services along with a rad new music video. Can’t wait to share!
For a song with a central storyline around life changing in an instant, ‘Blink’ sure took a long time to be fully realized. I first put pen to paper after a period of writer’s block, and willed it into existence after giving myself permission to write a song that sucked. That song (about losing a dirty sock in the the dryer) cleared the cobwebs for what was to become ‘Blink’.
Once the first draft was in decent shape I brought it into a writing session with songwriter James Linderman, where we discovered the walking baseline that grounds the song. Next up… the demo.
Blink will be released on all streaming platforms April 29! Presave here: https://show.co/TVjBs4o
Back in early March, food blog Eat North gave me the opportunity to shout out a few of the local businesses I love so much in my hometown of Uxbridge, Ontario. Now that we are once again in a state of ‘lockdown’ in this province, I encourage you to support these businesses by ordering take out, or curb-side pick up during this challenging time. Our local establishments need us more than ever! Check out the write up here
Thank you to ‘Just Us Folk’ for including ‘Planks and Marietta’ in last weeks show.
Hour One: In this hour we talk with Erin Leahy
Bob Jensen | Pastures Of Plenty | self release
Bridin | Floating | self release
David Picco | Waiting’ For The Summertime | self release
Don McLean | Vincent | Acoustic Rainbow
Leahy | Tears | self release
Mark J. Nyvlt | Dreams | self release
Solas | A Girl In The War | Compass Records
Dan Hill | On The Other Side Of Here | Sun And Sky Records
Eric Andersen | It Starts With A Lie | Gold Castle Records
Tania Joy | Planks And Marietta | self
The High Bar Gang | Long Lonesome Highway Blues | True North Records
Leahy | Good Water | self release
Denis Ryan | Mist Covered Mountains Of Home | self release
Preetam Sengupta | Patience | self release
Last week host Colin MacDonald premiered ‘The Drought’ across the pond on release day, adding it to the Folkal Point set list.
The programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week on its Essential Channel by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.
You can catch the replay Monday, March 1st at 8am on Blues & Roots Radio.
FOLKAL POINT 475 – FEBRUARY 25 – is curated by producer-presenter Colin MacDonald at Raidió Coharra in rural Co Armagh (*American artistes) and the web page www.folkalpoint.scot is sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music.
REWRITING HISTORY – Clay DuBose*
TAKE THIS DANCE – Misty River* featuring (lead vocal) Carmen Phelan
TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER – Norman Collins & The Tumblers*
YE JACOBITES BY NAME – Screaming Orphans (Eire)
WAVES GONNA COME – Dave Spector* featuring (lead vocal) Sarah Marie Young*
COMPASSES – Ian David Green (Albion) with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotia)
TELL THE TRUTH (And Shame The Devil) – Becky Buller*
BURNING TIMES – Gaelforce (Albion)
SEA OF HEARTBREAK – Rosanne Cash* with Bruce Springsteen*
RADIO KEEPS ME ON THE GROUND – James Combs* of Great Willow* with I See Hawks In LA*
THE DROUGHT – Tania Joy (Canada)
TROUBLE AND DESIRE – The Hoth Brothers*
THE LAST CHANCE FARM – Ben de la Cour* with (harmony vocals) Andrina Turenne (Canada)
FOR THE ROSES – instrumental – Fiona Joy (Australia)
DIAMOND HEEL BLUES – Townes Van Zandt*
ALREADY MADE – Yvonne Lyon (Scotia)
READY TO BE BRAVE – Jeffery Straker (Canada)
YELLOW ON THE BROOM – Elena Piras (Albion/ Sardinia)
THIS AIN’T FUNNY ANY MORE – Clay DuBose*
DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST – Deborah Crooks*
CAN’T BE SATISFIED – HowellDevine*
I’LL STILL WAIT – Janet Martin*
BORN UNDER A NORTHERN LIGHT – Ian David Green (Albion)
I’LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT – instrumental – Kenny Baker* & Josh Graves*
WE’VE GOT IT ALL – Peter James Millson (Albion)
WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE? – Anya Hinkle* with (banjo) Graham Sharp* of the Steep Canyon Rangers
STIR CRAZY – Defrance*
IN THE TIME OF SNOW – Beulah’s Boneyard (Albion)
MY SWEET SUZANNE – instrumental – Steve Mayone*
Thank you to Vinyl Chapters for including Planks and Marietta in this list, and for the lovely review!
Another Friday means another round of great new tunes from New Music Fridays! This week we’ve got some chilled-out vibes against heavy beats, indie pop loveliness and powerfully significant folk. Strap in, buckle down, and get lost in some great music. Read more…
Local edition with Robyn Ottolini, Tania Joy, Beams, Small Sins, Morningside, and Judgement
February 16, 2021 By Will McGuirk
Here in the confines of Shwarawk City we are planning the Durham Region music awards, the OMAs. Lots to plan, lots to share, but for now lets take a listen to some tunes being put out by the very rad folks with roots in the Region. Robyn was among the 2020 OMA nominees and since then her star is rising rapidly. Great to see. Her fellow Uxbridge scenester Tania has a poignant take on a very personal issue and our old pals in Beams also get personal in these very individual times. Read more…
‘Planks and Marietta’ featured on The Bluegrass Situation